In their boldest move to date, Gresham Motorsports Park (GMP) officials announced today their new format for the World Crown 300 in November of 2011, which should lead to the most exciting short track race in the Southeast, if not in the country.
“Major changes need to be made to get fans excited and back to the tracks again. The follow-the-leader racing, one car breakaways and pace-yourself-until-the-end trends have resulted in boring races, and it is time to change it up,” said Dan Elliott, GMP General Manager.
The 28th Annual World Crown 300 weekend will consist of a 200-lap Super Late Model all-star event divided into three segments and a 100- lap Pro Late Model all-star event divided into two segments.
If a driver wins all segments of their respective races, the Super portion of the purse will pay a total of $20,000 to win, and the Pro portion will pay at total of $6,000 to win.
· The first segment of the Super Late Model portion will consist of 100 green flag laps, paying $4,000 to the winner. Following the first segment, lead lap competitors will be inverted based on a fan vote to be conducted on the GMP website throughout the 2011 season.
· The second segment will consist of 75 green flag laps with $6,000 to the winner. The only cars moving to the third segment will be the lead lap cars plus the first car one lap down.
· The third segment will be a 25-lap shootout as the top competitors in the nation compete for $10,000, totaling a potential $20,000 if a driver can win all three Super Late Model segments.
The Pro Late Model portion of the World Crown 300 will consist of two segments, paying $2,500 and $3,500 respectively, and mirroring the procedures of segments two and three of the Super Late Model portion.
As an additional incentive to the all-star program, Gresham Motorsports Park extends the prestige and honor of a guaranteed starting spot in the 28th Annual World Crown 300 to any Super or Pro Late Model track champion or touring series champion upon reception of a paid registration form.
Each competitor’s division must meet the 2011 GMP Rules and Specifications Packages.
To read additional information about the new format and place your vote on the inversion, please visit www.GreshamMotorsportsPark.com.